Semi-metallic/organic (abrasive) type brake lining
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APS Brake Linings
Improve braking performance
Metallic and Semi-Metallic Brake Linings
Two types of brake linings are available: semi-metallic/organic (abrasive) and metallic (adherent). The part number of the brake assembly as determined by the OEM dictates which type of lining is to be used.
The semi-metallic linings are made with Kevlar fibers integrated into the material, providing the greatest stopping power and long lining life. The optimal operating temperature of the semi-metallic linings is 600-900 deg F.
The main ingredient in the metallic linings is iron. In an adherent system, a thin layer of lining material transfers and adheres to the disc during break-in. The optimal operating temperature range of the metallic linings is 950-1200 deg F.
Brake discs, rivets and pins also sold separately. APS linings can be used with any OEM or PMA discs.
One of the most important factors in disc and lining performance and safety margins is proper break-in. In order for any brake system to work optimally, the disc and linings must be properly bedded. Please follow the break-in procedures upon installation.
Lining Break-In Procedures
Brake bleed valves, wheel bearing cups and cones, and wheel grease seals also available.